Continuing our series on successful parenting, Contributor Alexis Ali will later this afternoon post Part Two of her story on telling children “No.” In the meanwhile, let us have a look at a couple of things this Wellness Tuesday.
Summer is coming to an end. Someone pointed out to me this past week that the leaves here have already started to change colour. Frankly, I had not noticed as my tendency is to just take the seasons as they come and dress as appropriately as possible.
Summer Drinks And Wellness
A popular summer activity here in Alberta, Canada – does not seem to be a big one in Toronto where I lived for a couple of years – is camping, RVing and outdoor barbeques. Over my almost 13 years of living here, I have camped once and I hated it. A former co-worker would often invite me to go with her and her family on weekend RVing trips and I always refused not because of my bad experience camping, after all what she was proposing would have been more comfortable.
My reason for declining the invitation was that I hardly drink. Every Monday after one of these trips, my colleague would regale us with stories of their epic drinking and drunken activities around the fire/BBQ pit. Nothing about the scenario enticed me to accept the invitations. My drinking is limited to one glass of wine – and if you want to know my favourite it is Zinfandel – or a half glass of Bailey’s Rum Cream. This measure about guarantees my sobriety and, according to this very interesting clip from a radio progamme, it also keeps my waistline from expanding any further.
Skip over the first bit – unless you want to hear about the current political comedy starring Donald Trump, to about the 10:00 minute mark in this clip to hear how much calories a piña colada has and the effect on your wellness:
New Age Lifestyle Disorders
Did you know that there are New Age Lifestyle disorders? Yes, there are and reading through this list of five such disorders it made perfect sense that as we have evolved technologically, our bodies are impacted by the new way of working.
Lifestyle diseases are on an all-time high, especially when it comes to those in the corporate rat race. A techno-laid lifestyle in addition to occupational habits can push an individual’s health to the brink. While obesity and stress are the most common lifestyle disorders that already exist, there is a new crop of disorders that are becoming prevalent in today’s society.
On this list are some that you might have heard about but did you know about “sleep syncope?” Read more about it and the others here and leave a comment below whether you have noticed any of them in your body.
Parenting in a New Age
Speaking of parenting, boundaries and even our advances as a society, what do you think about David Beckham’s response to the media critics who had much to say about his parenting skill?
Apparently, Beckham’s four-year old daughter, Harper, was photographed sucking on a pacifier. The response to this was that the parents, in this case Beckham and his wife, are putting the child’s wellbeing at risk. According to the report in the US Weekly, Beckham is reported as saying:
Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?? Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent… (Read More Here)
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